Japan's Assumption of the Presidency of the United Nations Security Council
October 2, 2006
- Japan has assumed the presidency of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for one month from Sun, 1 to Tue, 31 October (New York time).
- Many items are expected to be on the agenda of the Security Council during this period, among which the situation in Sudan and the election of the next UN Secretary-General will be of particular importance.
The UNSC will have discussions on the election of the next Secretary-General, with a view to narrowing down the candidates to be recommended to the General Assembly preferably by the end of October.
- Japan will also host a debate of the Security Council under the theme of "The Roles of Women in the Consolidation of Peace", inviting non-UNSC member states, as well as representatives from relevant international organizations and civil society.
- Japan last assumed the presidency of the UNSC in August last year.
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